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The Project team

Our founders

The United Project has been founded by:

Greg Muller and Matine Rahmani
Mr Greg Muller
MBA, BAppSc
Mr Matine Rahmani
LLB (Hons), MInfoMgmt, BInfoTech

Greg is an Australian-based business leader and entrepreneur committed to social impact projects and the development and commercialization of ethical and sustainable innovations and technology. He is a company director and most recently took his technology business to IPO in 2016 on the Australian Stock Exchange. Greg has been the recipient of numerous business and industry awards.

Through immediate family and friends he is closely connected to mental illness, is based in Melbourne and is the proud father of two teenage girls.

Matine was an international strategy consultant and state-level hockey coach. Matine is currently on sabbatical as he’s been suffering from and managing treatment-resistant chronic major depression for over six years.

Matine is married, the father of three children and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Board of Directors

The following individuals have been appointed to the inaugural Board of Directors:

  • Mr Mark McDonald GradDipBMgmt, DipTeach
    Non-Executive Director
    Managing Director, RiskBiz Management Solutions; Guest Lecturer, University of Melbourne

Advisors & supporters

We give thanks and gratitude to the following clinical experts, business leaders and professionals who continue to provide their valuable time, wisdom and expertise to this project.

Team United Development Program

Dr Kim Hazendonk
LEAD FACILITATOR & ADVISOR
BBSc (Psych), Grad Dip Health Psych, DPsych (Neuro)

Mr Andrew Williams

Mr Andrew Williams
PROGRAM DIRECTOR & BOARD DIRECTOR

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Kim is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with over 20 years of international experience working in both public and private sectors. Her advanced understanding of the interplay of cognitions, emotions and behaviour has enabled her to assist clients leverage their strengths, build high performing teams and achieve positive organisational outcomes.

Kim is particularly passionate about helping hard working professionals become more effective through great leadership and life/work balance.

Kim has consulted to CEOs and senior executives with some of the region’s largest and most successful organisations across all major industries.

Kim is a registered psychologist with qualifications including a Bachelor of Behavioural Science, a Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology and a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology).

Kim is the Founder & Principal of Positive Brain.

Andrew is the Founder and Managing Director of Agility Consulting Group as well as a Korn Ferry Associate.  He has been an Adjunct Faculty at the Australia Graduate School of Management at the University of NSW for 12 years where he facilitates executive programs in adaptive leadership and leadership agility.  He is also the author of Survive & Thrive: 120 Ideas to Cultivate Your Leadership Agility.

He has extensive experience working with C Suite Executives, middle managers and senior teams particularly in the areas of leadership development, individual & team coaching and top team development. He brings a wealth of knowledge from his own senior corporate roles, his MBA and understands the strategic and operational challenges and goals in running a business.

Andrew’s impressive client list covers industries such as Banking & Finance, Government, Telecommunications, Energy, Retail, FMCG, Insurance, Construction, Professional Services and Media & Publishing.

Andrew is committed to helping people unite and build community. He is acutely aware of the importance of social connection, gratitude and personal growth to making the world a kinder place to live in. Andrew’s values and experience align with his Program Governance role.

In his spare time Andrew, enjoys the theatre, running, entertaining, collecting wine, domestic and international travel and for his sins follows Carlton in the AFL.

Other advisors & supporters

Ms Renae King (Graphic Designer), Mr Jay Spence (Chief Executive Officer, Uprise), Mr Kevin Ferry (Creative Director), Ms Sheenagh Edwards (Partner, KPMG), Mr James Jarrett (Director, One Advisory), Ms Lesley Horsburgh (Chief Executive Officer, APSCo Australia), Mr David Westgate (Mental Health Advisor & Speaker, Westgate & Friends), Mr Brett Jackson (Chief Executive Officer, Innovyz and Innovyz Institute), Ms Angela Maglieri (General Manager, Minter Ellison), Mr Malcolm Peak (Principal, Peak Consulting), Mr Barry Newstead (ex Chief Executive Officer, RedBubble) and The GREST Partnership.

Website & graphic design: Renae King.

Volunteering

We have a wonderful and generous group of volunteers who make what we do possible. Would you like to volunteer with The United Project? If so, we would value hearing from you. Please use our contact form and share with us some information about your skills and background, and how much time you may have each week to support. Thank you. ♥